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Dé Danann
(De Dannan)

Dé Danann: Song For Ireland

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  • Song For Ireland
    • 1983 - Sugar Hill SH-1130 LP
    • 1983 - Cara Music 0001 LP (UK)
    • 1990 - Sugar Hill SH-CD-1130 CD
  • Side One
    1. The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (In Galway)
    2. Hard Times
    3. Mulqueen's Reels
    4. The Turkey In The Straw
    5. Live Not Where I Love
    6. The Hearty Boys Of Ballymoate
  • Side Two
    1. Song For Ireland
    2. The Bells Of St Louis
    3. The Chicken Reel
    4. Charlie Harris' Reels
    5. Jenny Rocking The Cradle
    6. Barney From Killarney

  • Dé Danann
    • Frankie Gavin: Vocals, Fiddle, Flute, Piano, Viola, Tin Whistle
    • Alec Finn: Bazouki, Guitar, Mandolin, Cello
    • Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán, Triangle on 'Barney From Killarney'
    • Martin O'Connor: Accordian
    • Brendan Reagan: Vocals, Guitar
    • Mary Black: Vocals
    • Jackie Daly: Accordian
    • Maura O'Connell: Operatic Vocals on 'Barney From Killarney'
  • Credits
    • Produced by Nick Bicât and Dé Danann
    • Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios Dublin and at Livingston Studios London
    • Engineers: Paul Thomas, Kevin Moloney, Dave Bascombe & Tom Leader
    • Mastered at Masterfonics Nashville TN
    • Cutting Engineer: Jim Loyd
    • Sleeve Concept: Alec Finn
    • Design: Shoot That Tiger!
    • Cover Painting; Richard Ward
    • Executive Producer: Michael McDonagh

Special thanks to: Allison Lee, Michael McDonagh, Nick Bicat, Geoff & Sue Hughs, Phil & June Colclough, Maggie Caddon, Betty Dolan, Nancy Iverson, Sean Gavin, Maura O'Connell, who provided songs, beds, drinks, videos in England and the USA and to Elderly Instruments, East Lansing, USA


Sleeve Notes

The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (In Galway)
Frankie Gavin: Fiddle, Violas, Flute & Whistle
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán
Brendan Reagan: Guitar
Martin O'Connor: Accordion

Hard Times
Mary Black: Vocals
Frankie Gavin: Flute, Fiddle, Backing Vocals
Alec Finn: Guitar
Martin O'Connor: Accordion
Brendan Reagan: Backing Vocals

Mulqueen's Reels
Frankie Gavin: Fiddle
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

The Turkey In The Straw
Frankie Gavin: Fiddle
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

Live Not Where I Love
Frankie Gavin: Flute & Fiddle
Martin O'Connor: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki & Guitar
Brendan Reagan: Guitar

The Hearty Boys Of Ballymoate
Alec Finn: Mandolin, Cello, Bazouki
Frankie Gavin: Flute
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

Song For Ireland
Mary Black: Vocals
Frankie Gavin: Flute & Piano
Alec Finn: Bazouki & Guitar
Jackie Daly: Accordion

The Bells Of St Louis
Frankie Gavin: Fiddle
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

The Chicken Reel
Frankie Cavin: Fiddle
Martin O'Connor: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán
Brendan Reagan: Guitar

Charlie Harris' Reels
Alec Finn: Mandolin, Cello, Bazouki
Frankie Gavin: Flute
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

Jenny Rocking The Cradle
Frankie Gavin: Fiddle & Piano
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Bodhrán

Barney From Killarney
Frankie Gavin: Flute, Piano & Fiddle
Jackie Daly: Accordion
Alec Finn: Bazouki
Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh: Triangle
Maura O'Connell: Operatic Vocals